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Formed: 2000
From: Asheville, NC, United States
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Latest Sanctity News

Below is our complete Sanctity news coverage, including columns and articles pertaining to the band. Some articles listed may be indirectly related, such as side projects of the band members, etc.

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Sanctity Announce First-Ever U.K. Headlining Tour

North Carolina thrashers SANCTITY will embark on their first U.K. headline tour in October. Joining them on the road will be EVILE and ROMEO MUST DIE. Tickets for all shows are on sale now for £7, excluding the London date which is £8. Witness the bloodshed at the following cities/venues:

Oct. 21 - Southampton Joiners
Oct. 22 - Cardiff Barfly
Oct. 23 - London Barfly
Oct. 24 - Wolverhampton Little Civic
Oct. 25 - Glasgow Barfly
Oct. 26 - Leeds Joseph Wells
Oct. 27 - Stoke Sugar Mill
Oct. 28 - Sheffield Corporation
Oct. 29 - Oxford Zodiac
Oct. 30 - Northampton Soundhaus
Oct. 31 - Colchester Arts Centre
Oct. 01 - Manchester Roadhouse More...

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Machine Head To Do Warm Up Show

In a posting on their official website, MACHINE HEAD have just announced they will be performing a warm-up show for "The Black Tyranny Tour" on September 5 at The Catalyst in Santa Cruz, CA.

Here are the confirmed dates for "The Black Tyranny Tour" with ARCH ENEMY, THROWDOWN and SANCTITY:

Sept. 7 - Anaheim, CA - House Of Blues
Sept. 8 - Las Vegas, NV - Jillian's Las Vegas
Sept. 9 - San Diego, CA - Soma
Sept. 11 - Tucson, AZ - Rialto The-re
Sept. 13 - Dallas, TX - House Of Blues
Sept. 14 - Houston, TX - Meridian
Sept. 15 - New Orleans, LA - House Of Blues
Sept. 17 - Lake Buena Vista, FL - House Of Blues
Sept. 18 - Atlanta, GA - Masquerade
Sept. 19 - Jacksonville, NC - Hooligans
Sept. 21 - Worcester, MA - Palladium
Sept. 22 - New York, NY - Nokia Theatre
Sept. 23 - Baltimore, MD - Sonar
Sept. 24 - Norfolk, VA - Norva
Sept. 26 - Philly, PA - Trocadero
Sept. 27 - Buffalo, NY - Evolution
Sept. 28 - Toronto, ON - Opera House
Sept. 29 - Montreal, QC - Medley
Oct. 1 - Cleveland, OH - House Of Blues
Oct. 2 - Chicago, IL - House Of Blues
Oct. 3 - Minneapolis, MN - First Ave.
Oct. 5 - Detroit, MI - Harpo's
Oct. 6 - Grand Rapids, MI - Orbit Room
Oct. 7 - St. Louis, MO - Pops
Oct. 9 - Englewood, CO - Gothic Theatre
Oct. 10 - Albuquerque, NM - Sunshine Theatre
Oct. 12 - San Francisco, CA - The Warfield
Oct. 13 - Hollywood, CA - Avalon

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Watch Symphony X's 'Serpent's Kiss' Video Online

SYMPHONY X's video for the song 'Serpent's Kiss' - taken from their new album, Paradise Lost - is now available on the band's official MySpace page. It is the band's first official video clip ever.

As previously reported, the title track of new album is now available for streaming at the same location. More...

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Machine Head Frontman Posts Update/Tour News

Machine Head's frontman, Robert Flynn has posted the following update on the band's site:

"Man, it's just an endless stream of good news here in Machine Head-land, we are so fucking stoked to be going out with some of our favorite bands, here in the U.S., on what is sure to be THE most brutal metal tour of the Fall! Machine Head, Arch Enemy, Throwdown and Sanctity are going to bring the pain to you motherfuckers, and carnage will have no rules on this tour. Beware The Black Tyranny!!!"

Arch Enemy’s Angela Gossow adds, "Arch Enemy teaming up with Machine Head in the U.S. is a big FUCK YOU to everybody who dwells in the past! We certainly aren't! Instead we’re looking forward to crushing the U.S. together and leaving nothing but a tangled wreck of molten metal in our wake!"

Gossow continues, "As an added bonus for Arch Enemy fans, this will be the first time in three years that the (recently reunited) Amott brothers will be bringing their insane dual-guitar shredding to American soil! I am very excited to get back on stage and celebrate the sheer power of extreme music, all wrapped up in this fantastic tour package!"

"Let freedom ring with a METAL blast!!!"

As previously announced, Machine Head will be headlining their "Black Tyranny Tour" which will feature Arch Enemy who will also perform a headlining set and Throwdown and Sanctity as supporting bands. The tour begins September 7th and runs until October, all confirmed dates are as follows:

9.7 - Anaheim, CA - House of Blues
9.8 - Las Vegas, NV - Jillian's
9.9 - San Diego, CA - Soma
9.11 - Tucson, AZ - Rialto Theatre
9.13 - Dallas, TX - House of Blues
9.14 - Houston, TX - Meridian
9.15 - New Orleans, LA - House of Blues
9.17 - Lake Buena Vista, FL - House of Blues
9.18 - Atlanta, GA - Masquerade
9.19 - Jacksonville, NC - Hooligans
9.21 - Worcester, MA - Palladium
9.22 - New York, NY - Nokia Theatre
9.23 - Baltimore, MD - Sonar
9.24 - Norfolk, VA - The Norva
9.26 - Philadelphia, PA - Trocadero
9.27 - Buffalo, NY - Evolution
9.28 - Toronto, ON - Opera House
9.29 - Montreal, QU - The Medley
10.1 - Cleveland, OH - House of Blues
10.2 - Chicago, IL - House of Blues
10.3 - Minneapolis, MN - First Ave
10.5 - Detroit, MI - Harpos
10.6 - Grand Rapids, MI - Orbit Room
10.7 - St. Louis, MO - Pops
10.9 - Englewood, CO - Gothic Theatre
10.10 - Albequerque, NM - Sunshine Theatre
10.12 - San Francisco, CA - The Warfield
10.13 - Hollywood, CA - Avalon

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Machine Head and Arch Enemy Reveal More Tour Dates

More dates have been released for the upcoming North American “The Black Tyranny Tour” featuring MACHINE HEAD, ARCH ENEMY, THROWDOWN, and SANCTITY:

September 7 - Anaheim, CA @ House of Blues
September 8 - Las Vegas, NV @ Jillian’s
September 9 - San Diego, CA @ Soma
September 11 - Tuscon, AZ @ Rialto Theatre
September 13 - Dallas, TX @ House of Blues
September 14 - Houston, TX @ Meridian
September 15 - New Orleans, LA @ House of Blues
September 17 - Lake Buena Vista, FL @ House of Blues
September 18 - Atlanta, GA @ Masquerade
September 19 - Jacksonville, NC @ Hooligans
September 21 - Worcester, MA @ Palladium
September 22 - New York, NY @ Nokia Theatre
September 23 - Baltimore, MD @ Sonar
September 24 - Norfolk, VA @ NorVa
September 26 - Philadelphia, PA @ Trocadero
September 27 - Buffalo, NY @ Evolution
September 28 - Toronto, ON @ Opera House
September 29 - Montreal, QC @ The Medley
October 1 - Cleveland, OH @ House of Blues
October 2 - Chicago, IL @ House of Blues
October 3 - Minneapolis, MN @ First Ave
October 5 - Detroit, MI @ Harpo’s
October 6 - Grand Rapids, MI @ Orbit Room
October 7 - St. Louis, MO @ Pops
October 9 - Englewood, CO @ Gothic Theatre
October 10 - Albuquerque, NM @ Sunshine Theatre
October 12 - San Francisco, CA @ The Warfield
October 13 - Hollywood, CA @ Avalon

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Machine Head, Arch Enemy Tour Coming to US

Machine Head and Arch Enemy will team up for a North American tour beginning in early September. Also scheduled to appear on the bill are hardcore band Throwdown and thrashers Sanctity. The following dates have been released so far:

Sep. 07 - Anaheim, CA @ House Of Blues
Sep. 08 - Las Vegas, NV @ Jillian's Las Vegas
Sep. 09 - San Diego, CA @ SOMA
Sep. 11 - Tucson, AZ @ Rialto Theatre
Sep. 23 - Baltimore, MD @ Sonar

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Read Interview With Sanctity Vocalist

Chad Bowar from About Heavy Metal recently conducted an interview with SANCTITY vocalist Jared MacEachern. Here are some extracts from the conversation:

Chad Bowar: "Road To Bloodshed" has been out for a little while now. What has the response been like?

Jared MacEachern: "We have been getting good response from our shows. Our last tour was in Europe and was really good for us. It seems the record is getting some good reviews and is doing well. We're really happy with it."

Chad Bowar: How would you describe SANCTITY's sound?

Jared MacEachern: "We are just a metal band. It's definitely got some Thrash to it. It has melodic parts and it has heavy parts. I would describe us as a Thrash Metal band."

Chad Bowar: How did you come up with the title "Road To Bloodshed"?

Jared MacEachern: "It sounds cool. That's why we decided on it. It also signifies where we have been and how we got to this point."

Chad Bowar: You were brought to Roadrunner's attention by Matt (Heafy) from TRIVIUM. Had you been in contact with any other labels at that point?

Jared MacEachern: "We had thought about it, but we hadn't got around to getting our stuff out just yet when we met Matt. He just passed it straight to Roadrunner. It was great for us."

Chad Bowar: Your next tour is with SYMPHONY X, who are veterans. What are your expectations for those shows?

Jared MacEachern: "Maybe a little less moshing. Hopefully we will play a good show and people will enjoy it. I've learned to just because people stand there doesn't mean they don't like us. Maybe they are just listening and watching and trying to figure out what it is that they do like."

Chad Bowar: When did you start getting into metal music?

Jared MacEachern: "I was probably about 12 years old. A buddy of mine had a copy of METALLICA's Black album and he played me the song 'Unforgiven'. I was hooked immediately. Then after that another buddy of mine gave me an old dubbed copy of 'Kill 'Em All'. I didn't even know music could sound like that."

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Sanctity Release "Beloved Killer" MP3 For Download

Sanctity have released "Beloved Killer" from their debut album Road to Bloodshed as a free mp3 download. The band is expected to play the Metal Hammer awards in London tomorrow (June 11) night before taking a break and heading out on a European tour in support of Symphony X in July and August.

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Mutiny To Play With Symphony X

Mutiny have recently been added to one of Symphony X's east coast tour dates. The show will take place at the Starland Ballroom in Sayreville, New Jersey on Saturday August 11. Doors open at 7PM. Endless Lament, Sanctity, and Into Eternity are also on the bill.

The band posted a short message on their myspace: "We will be playing alongside Symphony X at Starland Ballroom on August 11th!
This is truly a dream come true! Support us by getting your tickets here, directly from us! Shipping is free, and you'll get the demo [due out in July] we're currently working on for free as well. "

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Sanctity Post New Behind the Machine Video Clips

Sanctity have recently posted new "Behind the Machine" video clips 4 and 5. In clip 4, we find out what it was like for Sanctity to tour Europe. In clip 5, you can get a taste of the band's energy and humor with this last installment of Behind the Scenes of the Machine (and Jared really likes beer).

Sanctity's debut record "Road to Bloodshed" is in stores now. More...

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Sanctity Announce New Album Listening Party

An exclusive listening party for SANCTITY's new album, Road To Bloodshed, will take place on May 3rd at Cafe Chaos in Montreal, Quebec. The event will be hosted by DJ Neo and will begin at 9:00pm. Fans should note that the band WILL NOT be in attendance, as they are currently on tour in Europe with TRIVIUM and ANNIHILATOR. For more information go to this location or call 514-844-1301.

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Sanctity Release More Behind The Scenes Footage

Sanctity have released more behind the scenes footage gathered during the making of the video for the song Beneath The Machine.

[In the video] Jared [vocals, rhthym guitar] attempts to help put together a drum kit while talking about the last year of touring, recording, and fun. Check it out on our VIDEO PAGE.

In other news, Sanctity released their newest effort, Road To Bloodshed today. You can pick it up in stores or here online.

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Sanctity Involved In U.K. Van Crash

While touring the U.K. supporting TRIVIUM, Asheville, North Carolina-based classic metal quartet SANCTITY was involved in an accident last night (Tuesday, April 17) in Nottingham, England when a taxi hit the band's van, driving them into a brick wall. Thankfully, no one was injured, just a few bumps and bruises. The band is hitching a ride with their friends in TRIVIUM until the van can be repaired.

Check out pictures of the smashed up van at this location.

SANCTITY will be on the road with TRIVIUM through the start of June when they return back to the States.

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Sanctity Release Behind The Scenes Footage

The following update was posted on Sanctity's official website:

In the past couple of weeks we premiered Sanctity's latest video for "Beneath the Machine." The track comes off of their album Road to Bloodshed which you'll see in stores on April 24th (next week!). During the filming of the video a ton of behind the scenes footage was taken. We've dubbed these segments "Behind the Machine." You can see the first installment on the Roadrunner Records YouTube page, or in high-quality on the Roadrunner Records Video Page.

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Trivium's Corey Beaulieu Checks In

Trivium guitarist Corey Beaulieu has checked in after returning from touring with Lamb of God. Here's what he had to say:

"Hey everyone!

"We’ve been home for a couple days getting our shit together before heading off to Ireland to start our European and UK headlining The Crusade World Tour 2007 along with very special guests and thrash kings Annihilator with our friends Gojira and Sanctity.

"Would like to thank everyone who came out to see the Lamb of God tour, we had a blast! The guys in LOG treated us great and were super cool guys to tour with , they killed it every night! It was a great pleasure to be back on the road with our good friends in Machine Head we had many nights of drinking with those guys and can’t wait to tour with them again, hopefully very soon! Our last day of the tour was in Ft. Lauderdale and besides an amazing show it was also Phil’s birthday so we went out with a bash!! (happy bday phil). The dudes in Gojira were awesome and looking forward to seeing them again in a few days overseas for another few weeks of metal mayhem.

"We are really stoked to be coming back over and playing for all over fans overseas. Everyone in Ireland and the Uk will be getting our biggest stage show we have done to date so you are in for a treat. If you haven’t picked up a ticket yet def do before they are all gone ‘cause it will def be a killer show.

"We will be playing a lot of songs from all the records so it will be a good mix for everyone to enjoy!

"I would also like give a big shout out to our message board and Myspace regulars admins’s, mod’s we do read as much of your mail as we can and appreciate all the comments, pictures, videos of some of you have created covering our music as a band or just jamming on a Dean, fan art – its all fucking great and keep it coming we love it and thanks to everyone who has came out to the shows and has picked up The Crusade; we appreciate your support and love you for everything! ‘cant wait to bring the metal to your town and have a great night of thrashing out.

"See you soon and Thanks again!! Corey"

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Symphony X Update North American Tour Schedule

SYMPHONY X have updated their North American tour schedule in support of their forthcoming album, Paradise Lost, with shows in New York State, Atlanta and Philadelphia.

Their complete schedule is now as follows:

25 - New York, NY at B.B. Kings
27 - San Juan, Puerto Rico at Tito Puente Auditorium

3 - Milano, Italy at Gods of Metal Festival
7 - Sölvesborg, Sweden at Sweden Rock Festival
12 - Santiago, Chile at Teatro Caupolican
13 - Buenos Aires, Argentina at Teatro Flores
16 - Sao Paulo, Brazil at Via Funchal

12 - Hartford, CT at Webster Theatre
13 - Clifton Park, NY at Northern Lights
14 - Poughkeepsie, NY at Chance Theater
16 - Montreal, Quebec at The Medly
17 - Quebec City, Quebec at L'Imperial
18 - Toronto, Ontario at The Opera House
20 - Cleveland, OH at Peabody's
21 - Detroit, MI at I-Rock
22 - Mokena, IL at The Pearl Room
23 - Sauget, IL at Pop's
24 - St. Paul, MN at Station 4
27 - Seattle, WA at El Corazon
28 - Portland, OR at Roseland Grill
29 - San Francisco, CA at Slim's
30 - Anaheim, CA at House of Blues
31 - West Hollywood, CA at House of Blues

1 - Tempe, AZ at The Clubhouse
3 - Ft. Worth, TX at Ridglea Theater
4 - Houston, TX at Meridian
5 - San Antonio, TX at White Rabbit
7 - Atlanta, GA at The Masquerade
8 - Springfield, VA at Jaxx
9 - Worcester, MA at The Palladium
10 - Philadephia, PA at The Trocadero

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Pre-Order 'Road To Bloodshed' For Autographed Book

If you pre-order Sanctity's Road to Bloodshed now from Bullmoose, you'll receive a free CD booklet signed by all the members of Sanctity. Road to Bloodshed will be delivered to you the day of release, April 24th.

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Symphony X Release First Tour Dates

SYMPHONY X appear to be lining up a tour for this Summer with SANCTITY and ECHOES OF ETERNITY. The first dates to be released are as follows:

July 27 - Seattle, WA @ El Corazon
August 8 - Springfield, VA @ Jaxx

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New Sanctity E-card Online

Sanctity's new single "Beneath the Machine" has been posted online in an e-card. Check it out here.

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Sanctity Post "Beneath The Machine" MP3 Online

Sanctity have made an MP3 of "Beneath The Machine" available for download online here. According to Roadrunner Australia, "Lifted from the band's forthcoming album 'Road To Bloodshed', it's a return to glorious 80's metal values."

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